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The Sleeping Beauty - 2 January 1969 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor Emanuel Young
Leader Charles Taylor
Cast
King Florestan Leslie Edwards
His Queen Pamela May
Princess Aurora Merle Park
Prince Florimund Rudolf Nureyev
Cattalabutte
Master of the Ceremonies
Stanley Holden
Carabosse
the Wicked Fairy
Julia Farron
The Lilac Fairy Deanne Bergsma
Prologue
The Fairy of Beauty Ria Peri
Her Cavalier Petrus Bosman
The Fairy of Honour Deirdre O'Conaire
Her Cavalier David Gayle
The Fairy of Modesty Diana Vere
Her Cavalier Peter O'Brien
The Fairy of Joy Laura Connor
Her Cavalier David Drew
The Fairy of Song Lesley Collier
Her Cavalier Mark Freeman
The Fairy of Temperament Carole Hill
Her Cavalier Paul Brown
Fairy Attendants, Courtiers, Heralds, Pages, Rats, Mice, etc. Artists of The Royal Ballet
Students of The Royal Ballet School
Act I
The Prince of the North Derek Rencher
The Prince of the South Gary Sherwood
The Prince of the East Robert Mead
The Prince of the West David Drew
Princess Aurora's Friend Avril Bergen
Princess Aurora's Friend Lesley Collier
Princess Aurora's Friend Jill Cooke
Princess Aurora's Friend Bridget Goodricke
Princess Aurora's Friend Carole Hill
Princess Aurora's Friend Rosemary Taylor
Princess Aurora's Friend Marilyn Trounson
Princess Aurora's Friend Diana Vere
Village Maidens, Peasants, Courtiers, etc.
Act II
The Countess Rosalind Eyre
The Prince's Aide Ronald Plaisted
The Prince's Entourage Deirdre O'Conaire
The Prince's Entourage Ria Peri
The Prince's Entourage Petrus Bosman
The Prince's Entourage David Drew
The Prince's Entourage Julie Wood
The Prince's Entourage Betty Kavanagh
The Prince's Entourage Rosalind Bury
The Prince's Entourage Joanna Mordaunt
The Prince's Entourage Peter O'Brien
The Prince's Entourage Paul Brown
The Prince's Entourage David Gayle
The Prince's Entourage Chinko Rafique
Nymphs, Peasants, Hunt Attendants, etc.
Act III
Gold and Silver Pas de Trois Carole Hill
Gold and Silver Pas de Trois Brian Shaw
Gold and Silver Pas de Trois Donald Kirkpatrick
The Blue Bird Jennifer Penney
The Blue Bird Keith Martin
The White Cat Marilyn Trounson
Puss-in-Boots Kenneth Mason
Pas de Deux Merle Park
Pas de Deux Rudolf Nureyev
Finale The Full Company
Fairy Tale Characters, Fairy Attendants, Courtiers, etc.
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 2 January 1969 (in Royal Opera House Collections)